International experts on the science and technology of concrete will give brief lectures to highlight advanced topics based on their own research. This will introduce the student to new fields of research and give them an opportunity to learn more than what is usually covered in courses on concrete technology.
Week 1 : Guest lecture on Calcium Sulphoaluminate Cement, by Prof. Piyush Chaunsali, IIT Madras. Guest lectures on Micro-structural characterisation of cementitious materials, Prof. Karen Scrivener, EPFL, Switzerland
Week 2 : Closed-loop testing of concrete. Guest lectures on Performance of Fiber reinforced materials: Historic prospective and glance into the future, by Prof. Surendra P. Shah, Northwestern University
Week 3 : Durability parameters of concrete. Sulphate attack. Guest lectures on Development and performance approach for durability and service life production for structures, by Prof. Mark Alexander, Univ. of Cape Town
Week 4 : Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete. Life cycle assessment of concrete.
Prof. Ravindra Gettu & Prof. Manu Santhanam